EDITORIAL Keep focus, open mind on future of Oscar Mayer site in Madison

Bringing to life the vast and mostly vacant Oscar Mayer site on Madison’s East Side must be a top priority for the city, with help from the state.

So it was good to see the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. stepping up last week with another grant. WEDC awarded $250,000 to help renovate and restore one of the many buildings at the sprawling site. Last summer, WEDC gave $500,000 to update natural gas and electricity systems...

...More than a third of the buildings are ready for tenants, according to the property owner. City officials and neighbors should keep their minds open to the possibilities.

Madison’s long love affair with Oscar Mayer may be over. But a new and promising chapter has begun...


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